Monthly Archives: June 2008


Laço Tayfa is a favorite of mine anyway, but the virtuosity of the first couple of minutes opens new frontiers:

links for 2008-06-29

  • NYTimes: Gov. George W. Bush said today that if he was president, he would bring down gasoline prices through sheer force of personality, by creating enough political good will with oil-producing nations that they would increase their supply of crude.
  • “…the British government is handing over large tracts of the school education system, along with tens of millions of our tax money, to groups of Anousics… a neologism suggested by ancient Greek to connote “mindless”, “unreasoning”, “illogical”.”
  • (via BoingBoing) “If we felt the audience slipping away, fidgeting and scraping their feet through our jokes, Groucho or Chico would whisper in panic, “Ssssssssssst! Throw me a Gookie!”…”

Dombra do or die

A question from son John about banjo-like instruments led me on a YouTube chase that was very fruitful and ear-stretching. Here’s one of the real gems that surfaced: